Narrow league defeats for both Isabella and Town A

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BLYTH Isabella went down against Gosforth Bohemians Reserves in the Tyneside Amateur League division one at the weekend.

Matthew Lavender was on target for Isabella but goals from Andy Thompson and Tim Harrison secures the three points for Bohs.

Cramlington Town A completed ther division two season but sadly lost the campaign’s final game.

A goal from Craig Black was enough for Chemfica Reserves to beat Town.

The destination of the division one title will be decided on Saturday as leaders West Jesmond, a point and three goals better off than Walker Central Reserves, travel to third-placed New York, while Walker host second-from-bottom Cullercoats Reserves.

(FoWS) Diggers and New York fought out a fiercely contested 1-1 draw, with Kris Mills and Billy Simmonds netting respectively.

A five-star performance from Carl Clarke saw Wardley get their Selcray Bowl campaign off to a flying start as they shocked Walker Central Reserves 5-2, with Clarke grabbing all of the goals.

Mark Edge and Mark Winton were on the mark for Walker.

The other game in Group C saw Ponteland United Reserves share four goals and the points with Grainger Park Boys’ Club.

Jamie Dixon and Richard Lamb netted for Pont, but Robert Jefferson and Liam Rutherford levelled for Grainger.

In Group B, West Jesmond beat Newcastle Medicals for the second time in a week, this time 4-1. Ed Shanks, Gary Wilkinson and substitutes Dougie Cranston and Dan Turnbull were on target for Jesmond, with the Medicals’ consolation from Simon Hill.

In Group B of the North East Amateur Challenge Shield, North Shields Town gained revenge for their 2-1 reverse at the hands of Lindisfarne Athletic last week, winning by the same score thanks to a James Ridley brace. Tony Fawcett grabbed the Lindy counter.

The other game in the group saw Gosforth Bohemians A pick up their third consecutive draw in the competition, Will Wycks netting their goal which was equalised by Dominic Hall and Heaton Rifles.

Group A saw heavyweights Winlaton The Queens Head and Longbenton cancel each other out with a 1-1 draw.

David Short opened the scoring for Longbenton but Liam Henderson levelled.